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ERIC Number: ED309768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 22
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Intelligent Writing: The Electronic Liberation of Text.
Levinson, Paul
The problem of disseminating scientific and humanistic knowledge to all segments of the population has thus far been explored in terms of socioeconomic and pedagogical impediments to science and liberal arts literacy. This paper seeks to recast this problem as a consequence of "book technology," and in particular explores how books and their service structures in bookstores, libraries, and universities work to segment and isolate knowledge from members of the population. In this context, the introduction of electronic text, with its capacity for instant transmissability across large distances, infinite duplicability, permanent storage, interactivity, modifiability, and "hypertext" instant cross-referencing, is scrutinized in three related environments for the new possibilities it holds for literacy: (1) word processing, (2) hypertext, and (3) hypermedia. (36 notes/references) (BBM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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